Baron, Should moderators be allowed to close the threads that they have started for no particular reason other than they "don't think there are going to be better responses"? None moderator members are never afforded such luxury. Obviously, abusive threads, threads that are ads, etc, should be closed and the moderator should have a reasonable amount of discretion. But it would seem to me that a moderator has crossed an (arguably very) fine line when he closes a thread that is civilized and merely calls into question the the validity of his original posting, which he posted in his capacity as a member and not a moderator. For reference, this is RE this thread: http://www.elitetrader.com/vb/showthread.php?s=&postid=3070026#post3070026 For the record, I think the moderator in question's action is a tad over the line but I certainly do not call for action against him. It's nothing that serious at all. But I think a clarification of the boundary here might be useful to the community.